Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Softbank the main carrier for IPhone 8GB is giving it away for free. This campaign will end in September 2009.
Free? Yes, free!
Well, not really free. There is a tag! There is a monthly charge of ￥980 for a period of 24 months. That means the equipment is actually selling at US$215 for a spread time of 2 years.
Some of you may salivate after knowing this really cheap offer.
But still I'm not buying.
Why? After all most of my communication (written or spoken) are using broadband. This should be oh so, so very good for me.
The SIM card is locked. Let's say I buy IPhone in Japan, I still cannot use foreign SIM card (to replace the Softbank SIM card). Instead, I have to use the roaming service (same as any other mobile phones) when not in Japan.
Until the carrier unlock the SIM card slot, then only I'll get IPHONE . I can wait. I am good at waiting.